Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
's the city that's visited by more tourists than any other city in america, especially this time of year. welcome to the big apple -- new york city. so, if your family's visiting for the holidays, here are some great things you can see and do. let's start at the top. you just can't beat the views from the observation deck of the empire state building. if you like to skate, the ice is nice at wollman's rink in central park. here's one tourist attraction that's good enough to eat. serendipity has fun food and its famous frozen hot chocolate. [ chuckling ] yum. new york is the theater capital of the world. a hot ticket is the christmas spectacular at radio city music hall. but one of the best shows in town is free -- the fantastic holiday windows, like these at ralph lauren. they draw lots of oohs and ahhs. >> look at that. [ gasps ] >> look at the dress. it's so pretty. >> and they draw you into the store, as well. how could i resist? they're all gifts, i promise. and of course, there's the giant tree at rockefeller center. so, let's recap. if you're visiting new york city this time of yea
Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
a big win at the united nations in new york city. u.n. voting overwhelmingly to accept a palestinian state in the west bank, the gaza strip, and east jerusalem as a non-member observer state. united states among those voting against the resolution. abbas telling the thousands gathered in ramallah that this is a historic achievement for palestine. he said he hopes the u.n. bid will help restart frozen peace talks with israel. but it is refusing to negotiate so long as israeli settlement construction continues. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying peace talks must resume immediately, but without preconditions. netanyahu also announcing a decision to build 3,000 more homes in the west bank. a tragedy in kansas city. nfl linebacker jovan belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend and mother of his daughter, kasandra perkins. afterward, belcher shooting himself in front of coaches outside the team's training facility. despite the shock, the chiefs winning their game just one day later. what better way to reach the masses than by tweeting? pope benedict xvi joining twitter with th
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
the center of new york city having cable, lights, electricity. chinese guy upstairs. right next door a korean person. downstairs somebody from uruguay. the folkwho e on the television, talking about all sorts of crazy stuff. i mean, sure, realism might try to approach that. but in my mind, when i was a kid, when i read about time travel. time travel felt like a much more honest description, to me, of what that meant, being transported from santo domingo '74 to new york and new jersey in '74. that was far more honest to the experience than anything i could have written realistically. >> at the age of six, you came? >> yeah, yeah. yeah, and for a young mind, mean, it's an extraordinary leap. it's an extraordinary leap. and i think science fiction, i think fantasy, i think the genres do a wonderful job of describing all parts of, many parts of our society that realism doesn't do a great job of describing. >> didn't you say somewhere that "starwar" the "star wars ories, yououldt ha a better framework f dratic alys or storytelling than "star wars"? ♪ >> i love to teach those as structures. they'